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History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne, 1884

Browne, John C., b. 1838 d. 1919
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 17 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Browne describes a January, 1860 meeting convened to discuss the formation of the Society. He lists officers Constant Guillou, Fairman Rogers, S. Fisher Corlies, Coleman Sellers, and Frederick Graff; early photographic developments such as the globe lens, dry plates, and magnesium light; excursions made, an 1867 exhibit of prints by Salomon and Reutlinger; and a list of members from 1862-1883.

Biographical/Historical Note: Established 1862.

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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